Parental Engagement

We believe that a strong relationship between home and school supports children’s learning.  We work hard to ensure that we have good relationships with children’s families, with a wide range of activities and opportunities for parents to learn about life at school and for the school to get to know families.  These include:

Induction Events: Before children begin school, we offer a carefully planned induction, including an induction event for families, information evenings for parents, a Teddy Bear’s Picnic for children and their older or younger siblings and story times.

HomeSchool Communication: we use Parent and Carer Consultation Evenings, Curriculum Workshops and our fortnightly Federation Times newsletter to keep parents and carers up to date. Our main communication is through ClassDojo; we also send information by email and text message. 

ClassDojo is an easy and effective way for parents, carers and teachers to communicate, celebrate events and achievements and share the children’s learning. 

Federation Family Events: Alongside our weekly Federation Assembly, which gives children across the Federation a chance to come together and share achievements, we also hold a number of Federation Family Events, these include our annual Sports Day as well as family days when family members (Mums, Grandmothers, Aunties and Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles or any other significant adult in children’s lives) are welcomed into school for all or part of the day, taking part in lessons, playtimes and lunchtimes.

Parent Helpers: We are always grateful for help from parents, be it by listening to children read, cooking, gardening, help with art and craft. Children really benefit from this experience and support. If you are a parent (or grandparent or other relative) and you would like to help in this way, please see your child’s class teacher.

We are in the process of planning our parent workshops for the academic year of 2021 – 22. Please speak to a member of our admin team if there are any specific areas of focus you would find helpful.